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  1. I can imagine Walt Disney reaction when he hears about this in the New World. I don't think he would be impressed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. You were asking about partakers. My comment only was concerning the single statistic of 'partakers'. Our activity has nothing to do with the number of partakers. The other numbers are incredibly interesting. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. i believe we learned in the 70's if we were to teach someone to sing, we must first buy them a Coke. I would be happy to try that ... but, I'm sorry, i cannot help you. If I were to try it wold be a matter of the 'blind leading the blind'!
  4. It's been mentioned before on other posts: The number of partakers is simply a number. Going up or down is not of any concern. The number could be very accurate or completely wrong. In the end Jehovah will decide. Personally, I spend about 30 seconds on that portion of the yearbook. It means as much to my spiritual life as knowing how many people were baptized happen to have blue eyes.
  5. People get strange ideas sometimes. I think I would just smile and back away from that conversation. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. There is no 'first one'. Some congregation will begin with the one with the Branch Representative and others will have the other one first.
  7. I believe the new reported it as the deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter. These horrific examples were more than one shooter. In any case, another example of the times we are enduring and the need for the goal we focus on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Thanks for the link, it works great. Could you please list the steps (what is clicked) from jw.org to get to this are?
  9. The limitations they pay for major services and the caps on dental insurance usually make it a poor value for most consumers. Crunch the numbers by adding up the maximum potential benefit, compare that to you cost, and make a decision. It's really a personal choice but I see insurance as something for things that could be financial devastating rather than a big financial inconvenience. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Sweet! Who do I call to give a talk in your Hall??
  11. But is Brother Semonian is good standing. (Just kidding!)
  12. I wouldn't say these privileges have nothing to do with ones standing. We know someone can be restricted from both these things and also one would not qualify if they failed to have an exemplary standing or liked respect if others. While they may not need to be an elder or servant they must be exemplary to pray before the congregation. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Does anyone know where this official statement can be found? I mean I see sources quoting it but it doesn't seem to be on JW.org.
  14. Why does this Local Needs have to tie into the whole meeting?
  15. I'm not Italian, but all the items on the cart look like Italian to me. Ferrari Witness Cart! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk